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Typhoon Hagupit Makes Landfall in Eastern Philippines

© AP Photo / Aaron FavilaA man walks along the shore as strong waves from Typhoon Hagupit hit Atimonan, Quezon province, eastern Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
A man walks along the shore as strong waves from Typhoon Hagupit hit Atimonan, Quezon province, eastern Philippines on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 - Sputnik International
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The storm made landfall on the eastern island of Samar at 13:15 GMT.

People take shelter inside a evacuation centre after evacuating from their homes due to super-typhoon Hagupit in Surigao city, southern Philippines December 5, 2014 - Sputnik International
Philippines Authorities Evacuate Over 600,000 аs Ruby Typhoon Approaches
MOSCOW, December 6 (Sputnik) — Typhoon Hagupit hit the eastern Philippines on Saturday evening, Reuters reports.

The storm made landfall on the eastern island of Samar; the eye of the typhoon hit the town of Dolores at 13:15 GMT. Power was cut across most of the island, as well as the nearby Leyte province, Reuters adds.

Nearly 1 million people were relocated to shelters in what the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has already called one of the largest peacetime evacuations.

No casualties have been reported so far.

This image captured by NASA's Aqua satellite shows Typhoon Hagupit on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at 04:30 UTC in the western Pacific Ocean. - Sputnik International
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According to The Guardian, the winds near the center of typhoon reached up to 121 mph, with gusts up to 133 mph.

The United States Joint Typhoon Warning Center downgraded Hagupit from “super typhoon” status, and the Japan Meteorological Agency lowered its designation from “violent” (the highest level) to “very strong,” according to The New York Times. Nevertheless, it is the most powerful storm to hit the Philippines in 2014, the newspaper adds.

© AP Photo / Aaron FavilaA policeman carries a tree branch that fell due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
A policeman carries a tree branch that fell due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 - Sputnik International
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A policeman carries a tree branch that fell due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
© AP Photo / Aaron FavilaFilipino residents use plastic sheets to protect them from rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
Filipino residents use plastic sheets to protect them from rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 - Sputnik International
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Filipino residents use plastic sheets to protect them from rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
© AP Photo / Aaron FavilaA man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 - Sputnik International
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A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
© AP Photo / Aaron FavilaA man reacts as he strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hagupit hit shore in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
A man reacts as he strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hagupit hit shore in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 - Sputnik International
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A man reacts as he strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hagupit hit shore in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
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A policeman carries a tree branch that fell due to strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
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Filipino residents use plastic sheets to protect them from rains and strong winds brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
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A man holds on to a pole as strong winds blow brought by Typhoon Hagupit in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014
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A man reacts as he strong winds and rain from Typhoon Hagupit hit shore in Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Last year the Philippines was hit by Typhoon Haiyan — known locally as Yolanda – one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recovered. According to UN officials, about 11 million people were affected by it.

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